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obama to tackle gun violence. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> reporter: what exactly does he mean by meaningful action? critics of the president's record on the issue are pressing for specific proposals. new york mayor michael bloomberg said calling for meaningful action is not enough. we need immediate act action. we heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership. not from the white house and not from congress. gun violence has not been a priority for the obama administration. as he ran for president in 2008, he supported running a ban on assault weapons. >> keeping ak 47s out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: once selected, he did not make good on his campaign pledge. the brady campaign to prevent gun violence gave the president across the board fs on its report card. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: a major obstacle for the president, congress, where even in the democratic controlled senate, little appetite to touch the controversial is
chemical weapons against their own people. but suffice to say, we are certainly planning to take action, if that eventuality were to occur. >> a promise of action, but, again, no specifics. so, what would a military intervention look like? >> if your objective is to destroy the chemical munitions, then perhaps you can go in and bomb them or otherwise sabotage them. if your goal is to secure them and remove them so they don't fall into the hands of others and that requires boots on the ground, then that would require all sorts of logistical planning and a pretty major effort, in part because, remember, military planners have to plan for the worse case. so, even if you spend a small group of people in, they have to have backup and a way out and all sorts of things that have to be planned for. if you plan for the contingencies the number of trips increases and increases. that is a roeally nasty problem to destroy or remove chemical weapons in the middle of a civil war against a country that has a military that is going to fight back. >> then there's also the danger of an unplanned chemical
issue of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed doors on friday but took no action. the high court could act tomorrow when it's scheduled to release orders or the justices may choose to discuss the divisive issue when they meet for another scheduled conference on friday. >>> and then there were two. this weekend alabama rolled over the georgia bulldogs 32-28 to earn a spot against undefeated notre dame for the coveted bcs title. the crimson tide are looking to win back-to-back titles and their third title in four years, which would be an unprecedented achievement. we'll see if they do it. >>> ter five years, david beckham is hanging up his american soccer jersey. the british soccer superstar played his final major league soccer game last night and even managed to go home on a high note. the los angeles galaxy beat the houston dynamo to win the mls cup. after the game, beckham reflected on his time in the states and the impact he's on on the sport. >> i just hope people have enjoyed me playing here and watching me play for the galaxy. it's what i always hope for when
, and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. regardless of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. and they need all of us right now. because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those of us in need. to remind them we're there for them, that we're praying for them. and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. >> we are learning chilling details of what happened when the gunman burst into sandy hook elementary school. some of those details are coming from young survivors. children who were in that school during the rampage and who were able to escape. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: the account of a young boy said to be delivering an attendance report to the office
a few of you were frustrate would the lack of action in washington. this is missy with her take on the men and women in congress. >> this whole fiscal cliff mess shows how incredibly out of touch you are with the way people really live in this country. you are off in la la land and everybody is saying how you are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats who are more interested in being right than in doing the right thing and actually representing the people who elected you. >> and another one that came up came from chris he sent in an opinion with which side needs to give a bit more in his negotiations. >> democrats and republicans need to come together. let's get real. president obama has already given a lot more ground than the republicans have. so, my advice to senator reid and president obama would be try to stop negotiations with republicans who, like spoiled children, have no interest in compromise. remember who won the election? >> well said. finally, alberto willy sent in this reminder that lawmakers are there to serve everybody and can be voted out if they don't. >> there a
that family a turkey. todd tweeted, wow, that is seriously messed up. time to seek legal action, i'd say. andrea tweeted this, disgusting. the family should get justice for that senseless beating of the down syndrome patient. they should fire this deputy, as he clearly did not get the training for the job to serve and protect. those tweets continue to come in related to that story. >>> shifting gears now, i want you to take a close look at these pictures. tell me, do you recognize him? here's a hint, he was a famous 1980s teen heartthrob. i'm talking to him about his new-found career as a travel writer. coming up. >>> first, we want to say good morning to washington, d.c. bright and early there. just 18 minutes past 7:00 a.m. in washington. great shot on the capitol. glad you're with us here on "cnn sunday morning." fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase
of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed doors on friday but took no action. the high court could act tomorrow when it's scheduled to release orders, or the justices may choose to discuss the issue when they meet for another scheduled conference on friday. >>> we're now just one month away until the fiscal cliff deadline. and while the deal will actually be made in washington, politicians are taking their message on the road and straight to the voters. cnn political editor paul steinhouser has more. >> good morning. the presidential election may be fading into the rearview mirror, but it feels a lot like campaign season. >> i'm already missing the time that i spent on the campaign visiting towns like this and talking to folks like you. >> we love you. >> i love you back. >> the president speaking at a cam tpaign style event in philadelphia, pushing to avert the fiscal cliff. house republicans hours before the president's trip push back against mr. obama's plans in their own campaign style video. >> this notion of $250,000 being top 2% or the wealthy people in america i
the action on the divisive issue. some took this as a sign the nine justices need more time. we expect an announcement by monday. >>> this week a controversial therapy is getting a whole lot of attention. it is called conversion or reparative therapy. some people believe that you can convert through therapy. the practice will be banned in california for anyone under the age of 18. and now in new jersey four gay men have filed a lawsuit against jews offering new alternative for healing. they claim that it falsely promised cures and used tactics that sound less like therapy and more like mental torture. same-sex cuddling and beating mother effgy and visits to bath houses. joseph nikolosi whose therapy ended traumatically for one young man i had the chance to interview. take a look. all right. we'll have that for you in just a moment. >>> meanwhile, three hours from now, i'm going to talk to a plaintiff from this week's gay conversion lawsuit and you really won't believe some of the things that he alleges the therapists made him do. >>> aids activists making news and this naked protest at
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have sensible conversations about these issues and figure out the best course of action moving forward. teachers are in the classroom to teach. >> bill and sierra toomey -- >> we need to support them in that. >> thank you both and thank you for sharing your thoughts, and we are certainly thinking about you there in newtown. thank you very much. >> thank you. thank you very much, randi. >> and we want to let you know that we did reach out to 43 senators of the incoming 113th congress who have an "a" or "a" plus rating from the nra, and not one of them agreed to join us for this conversation this morning. >>> coming up next hour, we'll continue this discussion with attorney paul callan. he'll explain what the second amendment really allows and the original intention. >>> senator john kerry is ready for a new challenge. we'll take a along at how his career has led to his next job opportunity. we actully keep track of how many times this kid picked his nose? hair pulls, stink eyes, man we see eveything. oh, it's the old man. hold on, i gotta send something out. you can have two apps open a
this in part, the immediate consequence of these premeditated and ill-considered actions was the humiliation of two dedicated and caring nurses. the longer term cons quebecois has been reported around the world and is frankly tragic beyond words. that nurse is survived by her husband and two children. >>> when you hear the term "fiscal cliff, yts you probably think of higher taxes. but it could have an impact on what you eat. the details from washington just ahead. ♪ [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-popcorn decoy bucket. then no one will want to steal the deliciousness. with a variety of tastes and textures only chex mix is a bag of interesting. [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal co [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, they see more than
about mental health and guns. as the president issued an emotional call for action. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> a look back there at 2012. be sure to stay with us for more of our year ending top ten lists. if you want something really special, well, you should head to cnn.com for the year in pictures. all the images that define 2012. our friends there at cnn.com put that together for you. >>> he beat out olympic athletes, tv personalities and a long list of humanitarians around the world. you may be shocked, though, to find out which leader won "time" magazine's poll online. >> i was reminded when i came into this country one of the messages i got about the london olympics, thank you for sending our athletes back safely. i thought that was such a lovely thing to say. i'll say the same thing to you, there are people loving you and thinking of about you, please come back in one piece. all those men and women around the world. >>> 22 minutes past the hour now. let's update you now on the alleged brutal
action on this issue. some took this as a sign the nine justices just needed more time. we expect an announcement by monday morning. >>> and we continue to keep an eye on former president george h.w. bush this morning. he is in stable condition at houston methodist hospital. he was admitted eight days ago and being treated for bronchitis. the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. bush is 88, the oldest living former president. >>> when it was held in 1988, it was the first ever global health day. well, today marks the 26th world aids day. it's a day designed to support those with hiv and honor the 25 million who have died from the disease in the past three decades. and this year, world aids day continues its mission, getting to zero by 2015. >>> fried rice on capitol hill. we edged a little closer to that fiscal cliff and two very lucky americans are a whole lot rier. a look back now at the week that was. >> the fiscal cliff now just 34 days away. >> we only have a couple weeks to get something done. >> this is not a game. >> i'll sign this bill as soon
. >>> shifting gears now, president obama promising action on gun control and he's put vice president biden in charge of the response. but the nra has a very strong voice on the other side. they've got more than 4 million members and a powerful lobbying arm in washington. plus, guns are big business. you might be wondering how big. here's our christine romans. >> this is an incredibly profitable industry. background checks, that's one barometer for sales. those background checks have doubled over the past decade. as the economy has stagnated, gun sales have soared. more gun retailers than there are supermarkets and mcdonald's. profits expected to reach nearly $1 billion this year. smith and wesson, brought in $250 million in profit last year. a fast growing part of the country, high capacity magazines for ammunition. gun shops report a surge in gun demand after newtown. why? because, some of it is people looking to protect themselves, but also out of a fear of tighter gun control laws. in particular, gun owners worry about coming restrictions to the ar-style military rifles. gun maker stock
. it is time. president obama talked in a moving and emotional way. it's time for action. time that america's politicians just did something. stop worrying about the gun lobby who make millions, billions out of this trade in what often leads to appalling death it is time for some moral . >>> well, i'd like to say it's a good morning, but it is a very sad morning here in newtown, pennsylvania. it's saturday, december 15th, i'm ali velshi and you are watching cnn special coverage of the connecticut school shooting live as i say from pennsylvania. it is one of the deadliest shooting rampages in u.s. history. all morning, we'll bring you updates on the victims and the investigation. we now know the name of the newtown shooter. we'll dig in on what was behind his monstrous act and a second crime scene tied to the first. what investigators found when they went to the suspected gunman's house. >>> i'm here in newtown, pennsylvania. behind me some distance is the school at which this tragic shooting took place. we have this story covered from all angles. i want to bring in my colleague john berman
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